Chelsea's rising star Callum Hudson-Odoi was arrested in the wee hours on Monday while he was breaking the lockdown regulations in place due to coronavirus with a woman he met online. "He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June", a police spokesman said, according to ESPN.com.
Hudson-Odoi was reportedly taken into custody by police officers responding to a report of an unwell woman at his home.
The woman apparently sent a number of raunchy photographs of herself to the Premier League star who sent his vehicle to collect her for a trip across the capital. She was taken to hospital. It has since, however, been reported that he was arrested on suspicion of rape, as per the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, Chelsea were contacted by Sportsmail for comment, though news of Hudson-Odoi's arrest had filtered back to players and staff at the Stamford Bridge club during Sunday afternoon.
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Michael Ryan told reporters on Wednesday, adding: "This virus may become just another endemic virus in our communities". The number has increased 2.5 times a month since the number of people exceeded 120,000 on April 14.
Hudson-Odoi was the first Premier League footballer to publicly reveal that he contracted coronavirus, but his alleged actions were in breach of protective measures introduced by the United Kingdom government. Hudson-Odoi was the first Premier League player to test positive for the virus in March.
Hudson-Odoi has a bright future at Stamford Bridge. The next day I was feeling back to normal.
Chelsea and the rest of the Premier League are awaiting confirmation on when the league can resume, with culture secretary Oliver Dowden stating that "good progress" is being made towards restarting the season in mid-June. I said to myself this wasn't actually that bad, the symptoms, and I said to myself "I feel good, I feel better".